Ancient Greek, Female, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sibyl

Sibyl comes from Greek and Romany mythology which was used to refer to female oracles or prophetesses who were sent visions by the gods. The name comes from Ancient Greek sibulla meaning "sibyl", a word of uncertain origin though it could have originated as a variant of theobule meaning "divine counsel" from Attic Greek. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Sybil (English)… Continue reading Sibyl

Ancient Greek, D names, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Dionis

Dionis is the Romanian male form of Dionysius, the Latinized form of Dionysus who is the Greek god of wine, revelry, fertility and madness. Although the etymology behind the name isn’t quite clear-cut, the first part of the name, Dio-, means “of Zeus” though it could also be related to Proto-Indo-European *dyews meaning “sky, heaven, god” and “shining”. The second part -nysus might be… Continue reading Dionis

Arabic, D names, Female, Greek mythology, Light, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dia

Dia is an Ancient Greek female name and the name of several figures in Greek mythology. It means "heavenly, divine" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). There is also a Roman goddess called Dea Dia which means "divine goddess", who was associated with growth and fertility in Ancient Roman religion. Dia is also a Spanish and… Continue reading Dia

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theon

Theon is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "god, divine" derived from a PIE root word, as well as also being a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Théon (French) Theion (Ancient Greek)- this spelling is also a Greek word meaning "sulfer"   Female forms: Theano (Ancient Greek) Theona (Latinized Ancient Greek)… Continue reading Theon

Ancient Greek, D names, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Dion

Dion is a shortened form of Dionysios, from Dionysus, the name of the Greek god of wine, revelry, fertility and madness. Although the etymology of his name isn’t quite clear-cut, the first part of the name, Dio-, means “of Zeus” though it could also be related to Proto-Indo-European *dyews meaning “sky, heaven, god” and “shining”. The second part -nysus might be derived… Continue reading Dion

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, Roman mythology, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sibella

Sibella is a variant form of Sibyl meaning "sybil" which originally referred to female oracles or prophetesses who were sent visions by the gods in Greek and Roman legend. The name comes from Ancient Greek sibulla, a word of uncertain origin though it could have originated as a variant of theobule meaning "divine counsel" from Attic Greek. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants:… Continue reading Sibella

Emotion/Feelings, Love/Beloved, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Truman

Truman comes from an English surname meaning "trusty man, faithful man" from Middle English trewe (true) via Old English treow (truth, fidelity) which comes from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (true, faithful) from PIE *drew-, *deru- (firm, hard, solid, steadfast); combined with man from Proto-Germanic *mann (man) from PIE *mon- (man, human being). It may have originated as a nickname for someone who was an honest or faithful man. Truman is… Continue reading Truman

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theano

Theano is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "God, divine" from theios. It's the name of several figures in Greek mythology as well as featuring in Homer's Iliad as a priestess of Athena. Theano is also the name of a female philosopher who may have been the wife of Pythagoras.  Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Theona (Ancient Greek) Thea (English, German, Swedish, Danish,… Continue reading Theano

Animals, Black/Dark, Celtic, Color, D names, Elements, Fawn, Female, Gaelic, Latin, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Stag, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Devon

Devon is the name of a county in England which derives its name from a Celtic tribe who inhabited the area known as the Dumnonii which is made up from Proto-Celtic *dubno- meaning "deep" or "world" and *nanto meaning "stream" or "valley" so the name would mean "deep valley" or "deep stream". It may also be a variant spelling… Continue reading Devon